Patrick Doyle is full of blarney

by Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j ARMSTRONG
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j ARMSTRONG
In the first of Jennifer Armstrong's Fourth of July series of historical chapter books, it's 1915 and everyone is wild about baseball--especially nine-year-old Patrick, an Irish kid living in the tough Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. Patrick and the other Irish neighborhood kids even have their own ballpark behind Gilhooley's Brewery. But one day a band of bullies show up and proceed to claim the field for themselves. Can Patrick's sneaky plan keep the bullies away for good? Now in paper, "this beginning chapter book features likable characters, a believable plot, and admirable attention to setting details"--Booklist.  
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. In the summer of 1915, nine-year-old Patrick Doyle and his Irish immigrant friends look forward to playing baseball in their Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. When a rough gang challenges their claim to the diamond, Patrick strikes a bargain that requires the assistance of his hero, New York Giants hitter Larry Doyle. Although help comes in a form different from what Patrick had requested, the results are even better, as the boys win the rights to their field through Patrick's talents rather than trickery. This beginning chapter book features likable characters, a believable plot, and admirable attention to setting details. An afterword provides a historical backdrop for the story, and the appended glossary explains period vocabulary. Pair with Sydelle Kramer's Baseball's Greatest Hitters (1995), for another perspective on the beginnings of America's favorite pastime. (Reviewed May 1, 1996)067987285XKay Weisman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Irish Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Irish Americans -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House,1996
Contributors Brauckmann-Towns, Krista.
Language English
Notes "A Stepping Stone book."
Description 69 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
ISBN 067987285X
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